Cecilia Marcela Bailliet

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Cecilia M. Bailliet is Professor Dr. jur., Director of the Masters Program in International Law, and Co-Director of the Research Group on Human Rights in Conflict, Peace and Security Law.  She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a combined J.D./M.A. (honours) degree from The George  Washington University Law School & Elliott School of International Affairs (U.S.A). She received her Doctorate in law from the University of Oslo. Bailliet researches transnational and cross-disciplinary issues within international law including general public international law, human rights, refugee law, counter-terrorism, gender/women's rights, and peace. Bailliet's books include The Construction of the Customary Law of Peace: Latin America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Edward Elgar 2021); The Research Handbook on International Law and Peace (Edward Elgar 2019), Promoting Peace Through International Law (OUP 2015), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals (CUP 2017), Non-State Actors, Soft Law, and Protective Regimes (CUP 2012), Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents (Routledge 2011), and Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach (Brill 2009).

She has served as consultant to national and international organizations, and her research has been the basis for the creation of guidelines in various institutions. She created the courses "Refugee and Asylum Law" and "The Right to Peace" and is in charge of the Masters Level course on "Public International Law" at the Law Faculty.   She helped draft the Faculty of Law's guidelines on non-discrimination and equality in research.  She is also responsible for the Profile on International Law

Bailliet established a series of inter.views with international judges on the evolution of international law

She is a Book Review editor at the Nordic Journal of International Law and was guest co-editor of the Special Edition in honour of Raoul Wallenberg and guest editor of the Special Edition on Children's Rights (in honour of Lucy Smith). 

She is a member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal.

Bailliet is an editor at Intl Law Grrls Blog.

Bailliet is also a member of the Advisory Board of Aarhus University's School of Business and Social Sciences.  

She was Deputy Director of the Department of Public & International Law from 2010-2013. She was a member of the Committee overseeing the Masters Program in Law (PMR) which reviews the quality of legal education from 2012-2020.

She was a Visiting Researcher at PRIO in 2017

She was a Visting Scholar at the University for Peace in Costa Rica between July 2018-July 2019.

She has given lectures in different countries, including Cambridge University, UCL, Kings War College, University of Caen, Normandy, University of Leuven, Stockholm University, ICOURTS in Denmark, and the Center of International Law in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Field of Research

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Refugee Law
  • Peace


Organization of Conferences

Tags: Public International Law, Law of Peace, Refugee Law, Counter-terrorism, Human Rights Law, Women's Law/Gender
Published Apr. 21, 2008 10:18 AM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2021 10:24 PM